Southern Homes : June 23rd 2016
2 Thursday, June 23, 2016 Southern Homes 5Pat O’Connor Pl in The Gardens is a unique blend of generous spaces, elevated views and a convenient location. An enviable lifestyle in The Gardens Our featured home this week is an endearing family sanctuary that offers tranquil views, robust build quality and the promise of low maintenance living in The Gardens. An opportunity like 5 Pat O’Connor Pl is simply too good to pass up. In our experience, it’s exceedingly rare for homes to come on the market in this elite neighbourhood. Owners Sandy and Bob, who have lived here for more than 18 years, sum it up perfectly: ‘‘Nobody ever moves.’’ On several occasions in the past, the couple had explored downsizing options in places as far afield as Kaitaia, but each time they decided to stay as nothing quite matched up to The Gardens’ standards. Clearly, residents of this closeknit neighbourhood enjoy an exceptional lifestyle. As well as enjoying proximity to the countryside, Botanic Gardens, the Airport and Southern Motorway, top schools and boutique shops, they also have the assurance of living in a locality with a strong being able to manage the garden all by myself when Bob is away.’’ Downstairs you have a spacious Thehomehas excellent flow so you always feel connected to the outdoors. sense of community. The two-level, brick and tile home is ideal for families seeking space or a lock-and-leave executive couple. ‘‘The property is really easy to maintain,’’ Sandy points out. ‘‘I love formal lounge with dual aspect windows that allow the sun to cascade inside. It can be closed off from the formal dining area, which opens out to an entertainer’s courtyard – ideal for alfresco dining and BBQs. The modern kitchen and lounge offers yet another space for the family. The sleeping accommodation comprises three good-sized bedrooms, including the master (located downstairs) with walk-in wardrobe and semi-en suite. It opens out via ranchsliders to the courtyard. The upstairs bedrooms come with wide-angle views that sweep from the Hunua Ranges and Clevedon to Ardmore Hills and the estuary. No two days are quite the same from up here. Your parking options include a two-car garage with internal access, and off-street space for a couple of vehicles. Like many empty nesters, Sandy and Bob are reluctantly letting go of their pride and joy. They are off to the South Island, which opens up a rare opportunity for another family to create happy memories – all over again. Sale via auction onsite at 3pm, July 10, 2016, unless sold prior. Viewing at open homes Saturday 2pm to 2.30pm and Sunday 11.30am-12 noon and 2pm to 2.30pm. For more information call Team Lovegrove (Callum, Susan and Josh) on 09 555 9135. The master bedroom has access via ranchsliders to the alfresco courtyard. Thehome has been well-maintained and is in excellent condition.
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